Invisalign® Invisalign® is a fantastic new system for straightening crooked teeth and correcting bad bites without needing to wear more visually apparent and uncomfortable metal braces. Invisalign® consists of a series of clear aligners or retainers that are worn at all times during the day and night, except when eating or cleaning your teeth. Because the aligners are made from transparent plastic material, they are virtually invisible when worn and offer a far more aesthetic way to receive orthodontic treatment. Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions Invisalign can help you get the great smile you’ve always wanted because it’s Invisible, so no one can tell you’re straightening your teeth. So now you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Q: What is Invisalign? A: Invisalign is the invisible new way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires. Q: Does Invisalign really work? A: Yes. In both clinical research and in orthodontic and dental practices nationwide, Invisalign has been proven effective at straightening teeth. Q: How does Invisalign work? A: Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made Aligners are produced. Each Aligner moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved. Q: What are the primary benefits of Invisalign? A: There are four primary benefits of Invisalign: Invisalign is nearly invisible – you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Invisalign is removable – you can eat and drink what you want in treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene. Invisalign is comfortable – there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation; no metal or wires also means you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments. Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start – so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Q: What are Aligners made of? A: Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. Q: What do Aligners look like? A: Aligners are nearly invisible and look similar to clear tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as contact lenses for teeth. Need to straighten your smile in a non-intrusive manner? Call us now at (818) 368-8522 or simply request an appointment at the upper right of this screen.